Recap: Furyk surges into lead with 63 at Pebble Beach

Recap: Furyk surges into lead with 63 at Pebble Beach

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Recap: Furyk surges into lead with 63 at Pebble Beach

Jim Furyk was a birdie machine on Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Furyk made one final birdie at No. 18 to complete a 9-under 63, which gave him a one-shot advantage on Brandt Snedeker and Matt Jones, who had shared the lead at the beginning of the day.

To see what happened at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Monterey Peninsula Country Club, scroll through our Tour tracker and keep scrolling for our tournament coverage from earlier in the week:

Update No. 22, 6:45 p.m. ET

As the day winds down at Pebble Beach, we’ll leave you with this look, and analysis, of Wayne Gretzky’s swing. Not bad for a hockey player.

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Update No. 21, 6:15 p.m. ET

Brandt Snedeker finished strong with a birdie at No. 9, his final hole, and is again tied with Matt Jones at 17 under. The two were tied for the lead at the beginning of the day, too, but this time Jim Furyk is ahead of both men.

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Update No. 20, 6:09 p.m. ET

The leaders just did a little leap-frogging. Jim Furyk birdied the 18th at Pebble Beach and Matt Jones bogeyed the eighth and ninth holes.

Furyk’s last birdie helped him close out a 63, and got him to 18 under for the tournament. Jones shot 67, and is 17 under.

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Update No. 19, 5:54 p.m. ET

Matt Jones just relinquished a shot at the par-4 eighth. Jim Fuyrk is now only one shot back, and Brandt Snedeker, who made birdie at Pebble Beach’s sixth, is another shot behind that.

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Update No. 18, 5:37 p.m. ET

Jim Furyk continues to make birdies, and continues to chase Matt Jones. With a birdie at No. 16, Furyk gets to 8 under for the day and is now only two shots behind Jones.

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Update No. 17, 5:22 p.m. ET

Matt Jones just eeked in an 8-foot birdie putt at Pebble Beach’s seventh for his fourth consecutive birdie. That gets him to 19 under, and increases his lead to three shots.

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Update No. 16, 5:15 p.m. ET

Brandt Snedeker, co-leader after 36 holes, hasn’t been able to get much going today at Pebble Beach. After three birdies on the back, Snedeker has a birdie and a bogey on the front. He has four holes left to play today, but has slipped to three shots behind Matt Jones, who also had a share of the lead at the start of the day.

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Update No. 15, 4:57 p.m. ET

Jim Furyk has played so well this week that it’s hard to believe it’s his first start of the 2014-15 season. Furyk made birdies at Nos. 11-13 at Pebble Beach to get to 15 under, which is only two short of the lead. Watch him hole a long putt for birdie at No. 13.

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Update No. 14, 4:39 p.m. ET

Matt Jones is faring very well on the front nine at Pebble Beach. Jones birdied Nos. 1, 3 and 4, and the last birdie put in the solo lead at 16 under.

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Update No. 13: 4:20 p.m. ET

Brandt Snedeker has company at 15 under. Jim Furyk and Nick Watney each birdied Nos. 11-13 at Pebble to earn a share of the lead, and Matt Jones is also at 15 under.

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Update No. 12: 3:35 p.m. ET

Brandt Snedeker gets up and down from out of a greenside bunker for birdie at the par-5 18th (Pebble), and he makes the turn with a two-shot lead at 15 under.

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Update No. 11: 3:10 p.m. ET

After firing a 7-under 30 on the back nine at Monterey Peninsula CC, Scott Brown has added two more birdies through five holes on the front nine. He’s 9 under through 14 holes and needs to play his final four holes in 3 under par to shoot 59 on the par-71 course.

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Update No. 10: 3:01 p.m. ET

You don’t see this every week:

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Regardless whether you thought Bill Murray’s joke was funny, there’s no denying that his approach shot at the par-4 first hole at Pebble Beach was a good one. Murray nearly holed the shot before his ball settled about 4 feet way from the hole.

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Update No. 9: 2:58 p.m. ET

Jordan Spieth moves to within two shots of the lead after making birdie at the par-4 10th (Pebble). Spieth, now at 12 under, is through 10 holes today and is currently tied for third.

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Update No. 8: 2:50 p.m. ET

Brandt Snedeker sinks this 30-footer for birdie at the par-4 15th (Pebble) to take the solo lead at 14 under:

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Through six holes today, Sneds has two birdies and no bogeys. He won this event back in 2013, but has yet to win on Tour since. He’s finished T-10 three times already this season.

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Update No. 7: 2:44 p.m. ET

How does Larry the Cable Guy celebrate a birdie on the golf course? Here’s how:

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Update No. 6: 2:27 p.m. ET

Billy Horschel pars the par-3 12th at Pebble Beach to remain at 12 under, one shot behind leaders Brandt Snedeker and Matt Jones. That par was Horschel’s first since the third hole. He made four straight birdies, at Nos. 5-8, to get to 14 under, but he bogeyed the ninth, doubled the 10th and birdie the 11th.

Here’s a look at Horschel’s birdie at the par-4 eighth, the second toughest hole on the golf course this week:

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Update No. 5: 1:15 p.m. ET

Where’s John Daly? Daly, who followed his opening 66 with a 72 on Friday, is even par through two holes today at Spyglass Hill. Daly is 6 under overall and seven shots back of the lead.

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Update No. 4: 1:10 p.m. ET

A bogey at the par-4 fourth hole (Pebble) dropped Billy Horschel back to 10 under, but three holes later, Horschel is on a streak of three straight birdies and has climbed to 13 under.

He leads second-round leaders Brandt Snedeker and Matt Jones by a shot. Both Snedeker and Jones are through one hole early in their rounds.

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Update No. 3: 12:40 p.m. ET

Jordan Spieth, thanks two back-to-back birdies to open his third round at Pebble Beach, is now 10 under and two shots back of the lead.

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Update No. 2: 11:46 a.m. ET

Billy Horschel has to lay up at Pebble’s par-5 second hole, but is still able to make birdie after hitting it to about 5 feet. He’s now 11 under and one shot off the lead.

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Update No. 1: 11:22 a.m. ET

Before we dive into today’s action, let’s recap what unfolded on Friday:

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Friday

Group of 10 sits in position at Pebble Beach

Two shots behind the leaders at the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am sits a group of 10 golfers at 10 under that includes Billy Horschel and Chesson Hadley.

Leading at Pebble gives Snedeker reason to smile

Consider Brandt Snedeker a man of his word. He has said for several weeks now that he felt comfortable and well prepared to get things rolling in a positive way on the PGA Tour, and darned if he hasn’t backed things up.

Knost breaks Pebble Beach trend with 65

Colt Knost has never made the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in four attempts, but the fifth may be the charm after a second round 65 at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Friday.

Mattiace enjoys PGA Tour start at Pebble Beach

PGA Tour veteran Len Mattiace found a rare Tour start at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but faces an uphill battle to make the cut.

Recap: Jones, Snedeker share Pebble Beach lead

Brandt Snedeker and Matt Jones put on a show at Spyglass Hill, generally regarded as the most difficult of the three tracks used this week, and they share the lead after 36 holes.

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Thursday

Daly shows glimpse of glory days at Pebble Beach

John Daly stole the show Thursday with a first-round 7-under 65 at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

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Low scores, perfect weather abound at Pebble Beach

The weather was beautiful, and the scores were low at the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Revamped Hicks goes low at Pebble Beach

Justin Hicks grabbed a share of the lead at Pebble Beach, breaking out of a slump on the PGA Tour.

Pebble Beach proposal highlights Hubbard’s day

Mark Hubbard proposed to his girlfriend on the 18th green of Pebble Beach Golf Links.

VIDEOS: Tiger Woods’ disappointing start to 2015

Whatever side of the fence you’re on regarding Tiger Woods, a video reminder of the start of his 2015 season should offer some perspective.

Spieth’s love for Cypress Point isn’t lessened by auto-correct

On the charge of poor editing and carelessness, Jordan Spieth pleads guilty. He knows he should have been more aware with the “auto-correct” feature on his phone, but it doesn’t change his love for Cypress Point.

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Wednesday

Woods’ latest statement on game, injuries leaves more questions

The former World No. 1 announced Wednesday that he likely would bypass the Honda Classic in two weeks because of the poor state of his play.

Tour denies claims it suggested removal of caddies in lawsuit

After a week of taking it on the chin, the PGA Tour has gone on the record about a caddie lawsuit.

Honolulu police arrest suspect in Allenby card theft

Nearly a month after Robert Allenby reportedly was mugged in Honolulu, local police have identified and arrested a suspect who was seen on video using Allenby’s credit cards.

Strength of field in Pebble Beach? Just look at the top

While No. 6 Jim Furyk is making his season debut, Nos. 4, 9, and 13 – Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Jimmy Walker, respectively – have had plenty of form of late and have designs on keeping things rolling in a positive way.

McGinley loses Ryder Cup memorabilia, golf clubs in break-in

Paul McGinley’s return to the Bay Area for the first time since captaining the European Ryder Cup team to victory in September wasn’t quite hospitable.

Woods’ world ranking put in perspective

With Tiger Woods having fallen to No. 62 in the world rankings, you might be in need of a little perspective.

Johnson a reasonable pick to win at Pebble Beach

If you are looking for omens, consider Dustin Johnson a reasonable pick to win this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and not just because he’s a two-time winner of the tournament.

Rose may add Shell Houston Open to schedule for Masters prep

Squeezing in trips to Augusta National in March is one thing, scheduling your PGA Tour tournaments so that you have plenty of time off before the second April week arrives is quite another. Justin Rose, for one, wonders if he might have fallen into a bit of a trap last year.

Lowry surges to his highest world ranking after Torrey Pines start

The storyline these days is of a man’s plummet in the world rankings. But where there’s a spiral, there’s often a push upward, so introduce yourself to Shane Lowry.

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Tuesday

Young talks golf, football during Chevron Shoot-Out at Pebble Beach

Known for his preparation on the football field, Steve Young now spends his last waking moments each night thinking about playing Pebble Beach, which should make him an expert.

DraftKings Fantasy Tip Sheet: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Who should you pick in fantasy golf this week? Consult our experts.

Collegians to play with Tour pros for Northern Trust exemption

The inaugural Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase will partner a PGA Tour professional with a college player from his respective university, as well as two amateurs.

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Monday

McIlroy commits to Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rory McIlroy, the 2014 PGA Tour Player of the Year, will tee it up at the 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge for the first time March 19-22, tournament officials have announced.

Woods drops from OWGR top 60, faces schedule questions

When will Tiger Woods activate his glutes next? That is the million-dollar question of the moment.

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